Danger Zone: Craft Stores

While doing some Christmas shopping, I decided to go to Joann Fabrics to get my cats some soft fabric to sleep on. My husband laughed at this later, and said, “The whole house is a cat bed.” Yes. Yes, it is. I got said fabric, and this is how a small part of it was received, after I put it on her little heating pad:

Q, warm and cozy on her new fabric over the top of the heating pad.

So ANYWAY… As soon as I walked into the store and smelled the smell that craft stores smell like, I had an instant urge to call my sister and have her meet me there (too bad it’s a workday). We both love craft stores, and… perhaps enable each other? It’s just so much fun to start something new, whether it’s part of a craft you already do or maybe a hobby that you want to start!

I chose to start.

I don’t think I’ve ever cross stitched, but as I held the soft cat-fabric in my hands waiting for it to be cut, I had a thought: “I should cross stitch.” Ladies and gentlemen, that’s all it took. I got the fabric cut and went off to find the cross stitch supplies.

Let’s cross stitch!

Let me be clear. I have no idea what I’m doing. I literally Googled this while I was in the aisle. There were bigger grids to work with, but I really wanted to do a towel (or three… two as gifts). The patterns are iron-on, so I should be able to get it from there, right? Right?!?

In the line to the cashier, I asked the gal behind me if she had cross stitched before. She had, so I asked some quick questions and got nearly-as-quick answers. We crafters are a different breed, I swear.

Thread! Or floss? Not yarn…

This may either end in tragedy or in unopened packages that get donated to thrift stores. Only time will tell.

Published by aimee

It all started with my friend, Christine. She called me a Viking. It's because I like endurance sports as well as lifting heavy things. Plus, my heritage includes Norwegians... It struck a chord somewhere deep down. I suddenly liked the idea of not having to be a small, slender person. I could be strong and thick. I could have mass. I don't want to be overweight or obese, mind you. I just don't like trying to be a waif when that is very likely unattainable to me. I have muscle (under this fat). I like being strong. So this is my journey of becoming more fit and liking the fact that I will never, NEVER weigh 120 pounds.

2 thoughts on “Danger Zone: Craft Stores

  1. If I learned to do it in 3rd grade, I’m pretty sure you’ve got this. You’ve made me want to go to JoAnn’s today.
    Didn’t you embark on a swedish weaving journey lifetimes ago? This reminded me of my curiosity about that particular crafting project.
    Enjoying your posts!


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